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Forum: Exhaust and Mufflers 04-16-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,544
Posted By cvar
Re: Is there a repair kit for this exhaust problem

Here was my solution. Works great. http://imgur.com/a/gvDFC
Forum: General Tech 04-01-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By cvar
Re: please help - LOUD rumbling/scraping noise coming from front end

Normal turning. That's enough to cause it. Depends how worn your bearings are. The splines grind against each other (ie, axle-shaft splines against hub splines) cuz the flexed axle-shaft goes...
Forum: General Tech 03-31-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By cvar
Re: please help - LOUD rumbling/scraping noise coming from front end

It could be the TELL-TALE on his brake pad itself that's grinding (by design), to tell him that his front brake pads are almost gone. Here's a photo of the little TELL-TALE on a Ranger brake pad:...
Forum: Suspension Tech 03-30-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,149
Posted By cvar
Re: Rear Leaf Spring replacement

The bolt diameter matters. Don't get overly fussy about the exact length. An inch +/- won't amount to a hill of beans, cuz your rear shackles will flex a lot more than that when going over bumps....
Forum: General Tech 03-30-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By cvar
Re: please help - LOUD rumbling/scraping noise coming from front end

That grinding noise while turning is most likely because the wheel bearings are worn or loose. Turning causes the short axle-shaft to bend, and the worn bearings no longer hold it in the exact...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 03-30-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By cvar
Re: Need an airintake manifold

Check out your local Craigslist for "Auto Parts" sold "By Owner". There are often Rangers being parted out. You just need to figure out whether it fits yours, whatever engine you happen to have. ...
Forum: 2.9 Liter Tech 03-30-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,359
Posted By cvar
Re: Ranger idle problem?

Mine did that too. It would stall in cold weather, not so much in warmer weather. The p0171/p0174 means you have an air leak somewhere. Find that leak! Mine leaked mostly at the upper intake...
Forum: Suspension Tech 03-29-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,149
Posted By cvar
Re: Rear Leaf Spring replacement

Look here for clues:
http://www.autoandtrucksprings.com/catalog/Ford_Ranger_Ford_Explorer_Ford_Bronco_Bronco_II_Leaf_Springs-224-1.html

It appears that since 2003, the leaf bushings have a...
Forum: Suspension Tech 03-28-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,165
Posted By cvar
Re: Fixing Ranger sag with short add a leaf

I upgraded to heavy-duty spring packs instead of AAL. So glad I did. Also, the heavier payload it gave has paid off, for me. The slightly higher stance in rear has not diminished, which is nice....
Forum: Exterior Tech 03-27-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,337
Posted By cvar
Re: Fuel filler neck replacing/stripped bed bolt

^^^ x5
JB Weld will soon fall off the flexing rubber, and pieces will fall INSIDE your fuel tank. Then you'll have to fish 'em out. You're making more work. Just do the job right, or not at...
Forum: General Tech 03-22-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By cvar
Re: Spongy Brakes Bled Already, maybe incorrectly?

Yes, bleed each one until you get no bubbles at all. Be careful that your MC fluid level remains topped up the whole time, not low and letting in air.

A possible (rookie) mistake is to remove...
Forum: Exterior Tech 03-22-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 972
Posted By cvar
Re: Rear Bumper Replacement-Easy Or Hard?

Does this help? http://imgur.com/a/7N5MY

My plastic top came off by squeezing the clips from below (with lineman pliers) while prying off the plastic from the top side with a simple flat...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 03-22-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,529
Posted By cvar
Re: Is This Ranger a good deal?

Clean truck inside! I would stay at $1500. You're gonna have to sink another $1K too. Craigslist often has more Rangers for sale. 1993 predates OBD2 and ABS brakes. Got airbags?

A '93...
Forum: Exterior Tech 03-22-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,337
Posted By cvar
Re: Fuel filler neck replacing/stripped bed bolt

Yes, it's that simple. A 4x4 also has a skid-plate (4 bolts) too. The tank itself is held by 2 straps (so 2 bolts total). The fuel pump stays inside the tank, so just unplug the fuel pump...
Forum: Exterior Tech 03-22-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,337
Posted By cvar
Re: Fuel filler neck replacing/stripped bed bolt

One of the 2 tank straps: http://i.imgur.com/dePG7.jpg
Forum: Exterior Tech 03-22-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,337
Posted By cvar
Re: Fuel filler neck replacing/stripped bed bolt

Here are photos of my 1997 fuel filler tube. http://imgur.com/a/ggIFp
It consists of 2 rubber tubes, and one goes inside of the other.

Yes, it can be removed from underneath without removing...
Forum: Interior Tech 03-20-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By cvar
Re: Steering wheel hub

OK, I'll bite. What is a steering wheel hub adapter? Something to attach a steering wheel to the steering shaft? Or else?
Forum: General Tech 03-13-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,065
Posted By cvar
Re: Brake line length

Mine is an extended cab, and yes, 11' is the line length from the RABS unit to the rear axle hose on my '97. You'll need to buy a length of tubing and double-flare the 2 ends to add an SAE 3/8"-24...
Forum: Interior Parts 03-08-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,807
Posted By cvar
Re: Factory radio that will fit 03

Here's what I did to add AUX input for my '97: https://imgur.com/a/xWGY6

Your '03 is even easier cuz it already uses the same red "world" plugs as 2007 and newer Rangers. So if you buy a used...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 01-23-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By cvar
Re: Replaced front brake lines - Do I bleed all 4?

Yes. If your MC level went too low, then air entered the rear brake line so, indeed, you will need to bleed the lines at all 4 wheels.
You should change your brake fluid every few years anyway. ...
Forum: Fabrication and Tool Tech 12-29-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,673
Posted By cvar
Re: Harbor Freight Welder Mod.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozjFq5KXm1U&t=12m40s

At 12min 40sec in this video, he says the welder's secondary voltage is 24-28V (no load), and it drops from there to a low of about 16V. ...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 12-23-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By cvar
Re: Broken unknown cord

It's a vacuum line. cut off the cracked portion & rejoin it.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 11-22-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,584
Posted By cvar
Re: Transmission Fluid Change?

Yes, look here http://imgur.com/a/FzKcX
Forum: Exterior Tech 11-11-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 969
Posted By cvar
Re: Replacing brake lines

Yes, as Mike69 said, drop the gas tank, and remove the bed. That gives you free access to the entire left frame rail, where the 11-foot line runs. I used Ni-Copp tubing on mine too. The plastic...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 10-23-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By cvar
Re: gas leak

Canister purge solenoid is for fumes (ie, air vapor) not for liquid fuel. If you've got spilling gasoline, some hose or gasket or tank is cracked.

Perhaps you can better explain in detail...
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